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We just held our 3rd Innovation Roundtable in New York City and the event further underscored how important this area is to financial services institutions.  The format of these gatherings is discussion-based and senior leaders from banks and insurers share their experiences in building innovation capabilities in their firms. The New York group included large […]

Feb 4th, 2014 | Filed under Corporate Banking, Events, Retail Banking

Celent recently hosted a client event called New Imperatives for Omni-Channel Delivery.  Motivated by the convergence of channels, we designed this forum to explore banks’ need to coordinate all the ways they touch customers across the entire set of organizational silos. Celent’s belief is that in the New Normal, retail delivery will never be the […]

Jul 11th, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking, Uncategorized

I’m attending Finovate Spring in San Francisco (Finovate.com). We’ve seen a number of great demos, and others that haven’t gone so well.  If you think of a classic consultant’s 2×2, with one dimension being strength of the idea and the other the strength of the presenter, probably the most unfortunate quadrant is the one that […]

May 15th, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

I spend a fair bit of time analyzing and following the fintech startup scene. I’ve met and interacted with numerous startups over the years, as well as through industry events like  Finovate and Innotribe. I frequently get very excited by their potential, and what they can bring to the industry. I admire the founders of these firms […]

Nov 30th, 2012 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

The online Finalist-selection round of the 2012 Innotribe Startup Challenge is now open at http://innotribestartup.com. The Challenge introduces the world’s most promising FinTech and Financial Service startups to a global community of over 9000 financial institutions, investors and influencers actively investing in innovation. Over 400 of startups from around the world applied to participate in […]

Aug 29th, 2012 | Filed under Banking

I’ve recently agreed to serve as a judge for the 2012 Innotribe Startup Challenge. The event provides an opportunity for FinTech and Financial Service startups and innovators to meet potential investors, customers and partners from financial institutions and FinTech investors. See the bottom of this post for info on how to receive an invite to […]

Jan 13th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s that time of the year again. The time when the beautiful summer days start to make way for CONFERENCE SEASON. While this may sound like impending doom, it’s actually a fantastic time of year. Sure, the travel can be gruelling, but there are some great events this fall that I urge you to attend. […]

Aug 4th, 2011 | Filed under Banking

On May 11, I attended the Finovate conference in San Francisco (see my quick take here). A slew of startups presented their wares to an enthusiastic audience. Out of the 36 firms that presented, a few stood out to me. I decided to pick my top 10 and produce Celent’s second annual financial technology startups […]

Jun 11th, 2010 | Filed under Banking

On Tuesday, Red Gillen and I attended Finovate in San Francisco. The conference brings together a slew of fintech startups as well as a handful of established players. Thirty six companies showcase their wares in 7 minute demos. Sounds like a short time frame, but if done properly, is more than enough time for a […]

May 13th, 2010 | Filed under Banking